Supervised Agricultural Experiences are critical to every FFA member. They give students real world experience in career fields and exhibit talents that help set them apart. 2012-13 National FFA Secretary Kalie Hall has created a four-part series designed to show why an SAE is important, answer common questions and more.
SAEs give FFA members real world experience that can help accomplish the third part of the FFA mission: career success. Sooner or later, each of us will be looking for a part-time job, summer internship, or our first full-time job after college. Most prospective employers will ask us to submit a résumé that will hopefully result in a job interview. FFA members can use SAEs through both résumés and in interviews to show a potential employer what they can bring to a company or organization.
Andy Armbruster, the U.S. Learning and Development Lead for Monsanto and former national FFA officer shared this advice:
“For current FFA members, it’s imperative that they have the ability to articulate what they have learned, risked and succeeded at with their SAE. FFA members should be ready to talk about successes and failures with their SAEs when they interview for jobs and scholarships. Continue reading